~ The little Town of Ymir ~

I started out the morning with a walk to Sheep Creek with the dogs, Denny and Donner. Another gorgeous hot day, 27 C, and not so smokey from the nearby fires. British Columbia is having a bad time with fires this year, worse than any other!! Even in Whistler, we had so much smoke, you couldn’t see the mountains … only a very, very faint … Continue reading ~ The little Town of Ymir ~

~ On the Road to Salmo, B.C. ~

We left WHISTLER exactly at 6:03 p.m., drove south towards VANCOUVER, then along Highway 3 to PRINCETON where we booked the Sandman Inn for the night. (Dogs allowed!) After a decent night’s sleep, a walk with Donner the dog, we drove into the little town of PRINCETON for a picnic brunch in their little garden central. I waited outside with Donner, while they went into … Continue reading ~ On the Road to Salmo, B.C. ~

~ A Visit from Berlin to Whistler to Victoria to Vancouver ~

My dear friend, Michael, from Berlin came out to visit me for 10 days (April 24 – May 3). I did have to work a bit when he was here, but I could curtail my hours somewhat and enjoy some time with my very good friend that I have known for 33 years! We did walk around Lost Lake, where we did actually get lost! There … Continue reading ~ A Visit from Berlin to Whistler to Victoria to Vancouver ~

~ A Walk in Squamish ~

Last weekend (April 15), it was gorgeously sunny and I had to go to Squamish (a 40 min. drive south from Whistler) for yet another vet appointment for Donner our dog.  She had been spade a couple of weeks prior and her incision was a little too pink and the doctors were concerned and so gave her antibiotics. This was a follow-up appointment, her third … Continue reading ~ A Walk in Squamish ~

~ Winter’s leaving? What of the Birds?~

This morning, I met my gang of birdwatchers down at Lorimer Rd. There were 9 of us, sometimes there are more people, sometimes less. 17 cm’s fell in the mountains last night and when I left the house at 7:50, approximately 8 cm’s (3 1/2 “) lay on our stairs and sidewalk …. should I stay and shovel?  I do have the contract for this … Continue reading ~ Winter’s leaving? What of the Birds?~

~ A little break at Starbuck’s ~

An hour’s break at Starbuck’s, one of the many Starbuck’s in Whistler. This one is located at the Creekside. I asked the gal if she had any vegan treats, the only one was a multi-grain bagel, which I accepted gratefully, toasted with jam, yum, yum. Then she explained that they did have some vegan chips, apple chips and these “Hippie Snacks“. Coconut clusters with pumpkin … Continue reading ~ A little break at Starbuck’s ~

~ 40 more cm’s….. in Whistler!! ~

So much “more” snow!  I couldn’t believe it!         “Somebody’s going to have fun digging out their car….. or not!” “I’m having a blast digging out my pine cone!” “I love the snow!!” “…. that’s me swimming through the snow, I really do love this powdery white stuff!” After playing in the snow for 4 hours, while my family shoveled all the … Continue reading ~ 40 more cm’s….. in Whistler!! ~